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PG-13| 1 hr. 37 min.

Plot Summary
After losing yet another job, George (Weird Al Yankovic) wonders if there is any career that can handle his outrageous personality. When George's uncle (Stan Brock) hands him the deed to a local TV station, George creates a series of television shows based on social satire and hyperactive humor, with the help of his best friend, Bob (David Bowe). However, a rival station's bitter CEO (Kevin McCarthy) tries to destroy George's wacky programming, forcing him to fight back.

Cast: Weird Al Yankovic , Victoria Jackson , Kevin McCarthy , Michael Richards , David Bowe , Stan Brock , Anthony Geary , Trinidad Silva

Director: Jay Levey

Genres: Comedy

Distributor: Metro Goldwyn Mayer

UHF (1989)

Release Date: July 21st, 1989|1 hr. 37 min.

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  • NA
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    In UHF we get 90 minutes of Al Yankovic, and that's 85 minutes too much. The problem isn't that he's weird, but that he isn't weird at all. The premises for his gags are commonplace and predictable, and his follow-throughs lack imagination. He seems incapable of spinning more than one tired joke from each set-up. [21 Jul 1989, p.E1] show more

  • 40
    Julie Salamon Wall Street Journal

    UHF, a parody of trash television, is almost defiantly silly, but when it's funny it is very funny. This sloppy, good-natured satire certainly doesn't threaten "Network's" status as the classic decimation of the television business. [27 Jul 1989, p.1] show more

  • 75
    Rick Groen The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    The laughs just keep rolling as 'Weird Al' makes a movie. Overheard from a still-convulsing woman after a recent screening of Weird Al Yankovic's UHF: "I'm sorry, but that's funny." I'm sorry, but she's right. Yuks you feel obliged to apologize for are yuks nonetheless. And UHF prompts a lot of apologies. show more

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